Image Courtesy Derek Blanks/UniversalLedisi must feel like a broken record. Once again, she’s addressed her feelings on Beyonce‘s Grammy performance her song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which Ledisi sang in Selma.
“Of course, every artist wants to be on the Grammy stage, especially after being nominated,” she tells Billboard. “However, it wasn’t my time.”
More than anything, though, Ledisi hopes the Grammy drama will help bring awareness to overlooked R&B acts. “People need to full-on support R&B artists so that more of us can be on TV and be booked for concerts,” the singer says. “That requires not just liking us on Facebook or Instagram, but buying our music and coming to our shows. R&B still lives.”
Speaking of preserving R&B, the singer has embarked on the Intimate Truth tour, which will also star Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James. “This tour is a win for all of us,” Ledisi says.
The trio’s North American tour will travel to 23 cities before concluding at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall on March 29.
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